Rumor Quotes

Gossip is always a personal confession either of malice or imbecility.

Josiah Gilbert Holland

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.

Spanish Proverb

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

Bertrand Russell

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them.

Cato the Elder

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.

Will Rogers

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.

John Tudor

Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde

No sword bites so fiercly as an evil tongue.

Sir Philip Sidney

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.

John Heywood

Even doubtful accusations leave a stain behind them.

Thomas Fuller

One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.

Alexander Pope

There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.

William Harvey

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love: but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

Bible

Whoever keeps an open ear For tattlers will be sure to hear The trumpet of contention.

William Cowper

He's gone, and who knows how may he report Thy words by adding fuel to the flame?

John Milton

You do not know it but you are the talk of all the town.

Ovid

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.

James Truslow Adams

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Oscar Wilde

Gossip is what no one claims to like -- but everyone enjoys.

Joseph Conrad

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in such a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

Walter Winchell

Hearts that are delicate and kind, and tongues that are neither -- these makes the finest company in the world.

Logan Pearshall Smith

Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.

Publilius Syrus

For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?

Jane Austen

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.

Ouida

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Updated On : October 23, 2013
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